While many researchers have attempted to directly apply statistical process control (SPC) to the software domain, several difficulties in applying SPC to software development, in particular, the inability to compute meaningful control limits for the process. In this research, we propose a framework for applying SPC to software projects. The framework integrates SPC concepts and simulation metamodeling to create meaningful control limits on process and project inputs. The framework is demonstrated using a case study.
El-Gayar, O. F. (2003). Decision Support for Software Projects: The Role of SPC and Simulation Metamodeling. In Proceedings of Annual Meeting Sciences Institute (pp. 943-948).